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sotiuv to rt.w. 'N'othia' to any, my daaLtar! Nothln at fill to say S CtirU that' in lore, I've noticed, glnerly ha their way! 'Yvt moiher did, afora yoo, tbeu hit (oiks obJ?ctd tome . Y it here 1 am, and hera you fir! and yer mother wher is she! Yoa look lots like your mother: Tcrty i much samo iu size; '1 .And about UiO same complected; ana favor about the eye. Like her, too, about lliria' here, becausa he couldn't etay; , It'll 'most aeern like yoa va dead like her! but I hala'tgot aothi.V to aay! She left you her llt'de BibU writ yer iinmo acrortt tho pg And left her earbobs fer yo, ef ever you come of ngo. I've allc kep' 'em and gyaurded 'era, kut if yer goixi' away Nothln' to aay, my daughter! Nothla ot all to aay. Yoa don't rikollect her, I reckon? No; yoa wasn't a yoar old then! And now yer how old air you? Why, child, not twtntyM! When? Acd yer nex' birthday' iu Aprile? And you want to git married that day? ... I wish yer mother ws livin'! but I hain't got nothln' to any! Twenty year! and as good a gyrl as parent ever found! There's a straw kotched onto yor dres there I'll bresh it off tern round. (Her mother was jest twenty when ns two ran a way!) Nothin' to say, my daughterl Nothin' at all to ny! James Whltcomh Ulley. SIADOmxfsFATE. XJY K. T. CHAPTFIl I. Continued. 11 1 thought you understood," ho faid, his voice scarcely abivohis breath. "I am under the ban of concealment. While 1 tan remain hero undiscovered, 1 had best not go until 1 have strength to avoid those who might par buo mo ' lie stopped abruptly, as though for A second time- ho had uttered his thoughts to closely. Whatever his secret, ho could not let this girl share it, and ho felt that already ho had said too much in her hearing. Madolino watched him regretfully, longing yet not daring again to ask him to trust her. How will you live how get food?" she said after a short silence. You are too ill to help yourself. What will you do here alone when night comes on, and tho air gets chilly ? This poor roof will scarcely shelter you from tho damp, and tho long dark hours will bo almost unbearable." Ho smiled in spite of tho embarrass ing position in which he found himself, in spito of tho physical torture he was enduring for torture it was, to hit erect ami talk with composure, while every nerve thrilled with a strain that had well-nigh broken his strength. 'if I were not so crippled, I could exist here quite happily, ho replied, looking ut the patch of blue sky that showed through tho ruin?d window. "As it U well, I urn at your mercy." There was something so singularly pathetic in the weakness expressed with so much courage, and on an im pulse Madolino held out her hand to him. I will not fall you,' she promised, as his hand closed eagerly on her hand. "Fa to brought mo to you to-day, and I will be your friend." Tho sweetest friend man ever had," ho said, his eyes softening as they dwelt on her fair delicate face. Vou have given mo new life. I only hope K you ever need a man's strength, I shall be near to serve you." If I can be useful to you, I shall bo content," sho replied ui her hand fell lightly from his hold. Your safety will bo my best recompense I desire nothing more." You aro very good," he murmured, a glow of intense feeling illumining Ids drawn whlto features. "Vours las been liko an angel's visit; I shall not forget how we havo met to-day." Yet you do not ask me my name," sho said, a tlngo of color creeping into her cheeks. His lips contracted, and his deep eyes gazed at her with earnest pride. JJeeauso I cannot reveal to you my own. Your kindness does not 'give mo a right to expect from you a confidence I can not return." put I have no secret," she answered, glancing brightly at him, "and my xiauiG is as well known round tho country as this old mill is, I am Man doline, the daughter of Cuthbert Clyde! to whom this land, as far round as tho gaze can stretch, belongs. Per haps you havo met my father?" He shook hU head. Xo; nor can 1 meet him now. You will not forget that?" I will not forget anything you havo told mo. As far as it rests with me, you have a safe hiding-place here, for this mill is mine, and nobody ever interferes with my right to keep it so eluded to myself." l must apologize for having in truded in po unwelcome a fashion. From this moment until I am well enough to crawl away, or until you bid mc go, I shall consider i myself your gunk" Mandoline gazed rather disconso lately on tho comfortless surround ings, and then her glanco rested again on tho handsome haggard features of the man she was sheltering, sha Liir; not from vhat danger. I am afraid you will find mc a neglectful hostess," she said, wishing the while she could gala refuge for him beneath her father's roof. Al ready you must bo fainting for want of food, r.nd I have not yet thought how I can bring you anytfilng. I will go now, the sooner to return, and in the meantime you must lie down and give that poor arm u rest." A slow Hush stole over the pallor of his cheeks. ,'1 feel that I am exacting too much from you," ho muttered, conscious of his obligation to her; "I who can not even reveal to you my name." You know mine that is enough," sho answered lightly. 'I shall re member you. not as a stranger, but as one to whom I have promised my truest friendship." Tho next moment sho had disap peared through the low arched door way, and he heard her spring lightly down the ladder and hurry away. She Is an angel," he thought, a great softness coming over his face. So pure, so trusting! Since I have seen her. the world does not seem so full of bitterness. It is strange that to this girl I should owe so much a great stall on which to rely and yet her very faith in mo must bu my strength." " t Ho managed to drag himself to one of the windows; tho breeze blow re freshing on his face, and hi gaze rested thirstily on the sunlit track, along which Mandoline was hurrying. Could he but move with such free dom could ho but leave his prison, and step boldly forth in tho open country! 'It was an unlucky accident," ho muttered looking fiercely down at his helpless arm; unless my plan oi concealment succeeds, it may cost me more than my lifer C1IAPTK1UL Madoi.ini: went toward her home with h new responsibility ujon n r, and she did not notice th sunshine that brightened tho gold of her hair, nor tho new bom llowers budding be neath her feet. Tho stranger's dark aching eyes haunted her; she could not get them out of her mind, and she felt as much forrow at leaving him thus, as though the brief half-hour of their acquaint ance had Influenced all tho past years of her young life. 1 do not know what his secret is, nor will I seek to discover it, "she mused as sho hurried forward with bent head, and lips pressed resolutely together. I am certain that whatever his reason for concealment, ho is not to b!amc, and nono but a good mo tlvc keeps him silent." It was not unnatural that such thoughts should como to Madeline. Had it been some wretched tramp who in an hour of distress had claimed her pity, sho would as will ingly have gone on this errand; but apart from his dependence upon her, sho felt a separate una deeper interest in tho stranger, whose voico was at once so full of gentleness and bitter ness, and she knew he did not belong to tho common order of men. She had walked moro than n mllo Vrosg llelds beforo she reached the farm. At the gate she paused, and looked back at the mill with a soft smile in her eyes. Fate sent mo thero to-day," sho thought, repeating to herself the words she had uttered to him. Toor fellow! What a night of agony he must havo passed, and I ail tho time so unconscious!" She hurried through tho dairy Into tho kitchen, and astonished tho busy cook by going over to where tho shin ing pots were steaming on tho stove, and lifting the lids eagerly one by ono. 'What have you here, .Martha?" sho nsked almost breathless from her long walk and tho excitement of tho moment. 4,Soup! That will do. I must have a big cup of it. Yes; and some cold chicken and new-laid eggs." Dinner will bo ready in half an hour, Misi Madeline," tho woman said, her voire expressing considerable surprise. Don't you think you may spoil your appetite?" My appetite! Oh, I do not want the things for myself that Is, not to eat now." Sho' stopped suddenly confused. Had sho not nearly betrayed herself betrayed tho man who could not tell her how much depended on her se crecy? Martha noticed tho change in tho girl's manner, and smiled meaningly. I know , what Miss Madolino wants," hhe said with a good-natured shake of tho head; it's for some poor cottager again. I can't s.iy what tho sick folks would do without you, I'm sure. There, Fll get a parcel packed nicely for yon, and ono of tho boys can carry It wherever it Is require 1." I would rather tako It myself Madolino answered in a faint voice; Tho fact is I do not wish any ono to know where I am going with it es peclally I do not wish my Journey known to my father nor to Aunt Father." It cost Madolino an effort to say this much, and then; was such a great earnestness in her manner that Martha was moro than . willing to fall In with th3 girls plan. she's helping some of the poacher's people," the woman thought, coming . c;.!l fcr dct::::s,.....:i:il.:...-: . ,11....:, that th-yU have to I 3 very ::v.:r starving before h; j;ava them :i crust of bread." Aloud she said: "Depend upon it, I'll not say a word about it. I'm the last one to stand in the way of your good actions; and when poor folks are in distress, it is not tire time to visit their sin3 upon them." Madolino was embarrassed to decide how far th's speech applied to tho present need, but not feeling herself free to make n confidence of Martha, slut did not reason out tho thought, and contented herself with having so far wi creed ed. I am in a great hurry, Martha, sho said, wistfully; you will put the things together quickly, will you not!" ever fear the woman rep led, busying herself already with her task, and Madoline, feeling that her pres ence might delay tho preparations, hurried to her own room, and searched out some strips of ohl linen litter bandages, sho thought, than the slender handkerchief with which sho had bound the stranger's arm. When she returned to the kitchen, she found tho basket neatly packed, and with an earnest 'Thank you" to Martha, she took it gratefully, and once more hurried out into the sunshine.- This time sho did not cross the fields to ' the mill; sho was afraid she might bo seen on the way by some body sho knew, and bo forced to give some account as to her journey. Madoline wished to avoid all ques tions to which sho Glared not give a direct reply; and with this aim in view, she took a narrow path, skirting the woods, and reached her destina tion unseen. Sho found tho stranger much as sho had left him, and again she was alarmed by his ghastly appearance. i bellevo this place will kill Him," she thought, the old ftar returning to her. Toor fellow! I wish ho would let me tell Dad about him." The stranger greeted her with a wan smile. to ije continued. A 1'nnny lilt or hnritj. I saw an old man tho other day, who, like several other persons I met, look ed exceedingly warm, suddenly stop to eye a cab-horse which looked even warmer than he, and I was amused to st o him walk up to tho exhausted ani mal and begin to fan his head. I really think the horse smiled. At least his look of dejection and suffering Im mediately disappeared. It was a kind act for a stout old party in a swelter ing seersucker to devote his only fan to a poor cabby. It was not so com mon a sight as to see a Harvard senior fan a lovely girl on class day, but it was more disinterested. A feeling that I had witnessed the scene some whvro before in a comic guise made me smile as I walked away. I was puzzled for a moment to know whenco the reminder came, but finally recog nized that tho recollections of Ti tania" and tho donkey-headed clown had been stirred by this modern sight. Yet I felt that the old fellow's kind act was wronged by such a thought. Ho Is ono of tho men who helps to compensate for tho wrongs done tho animal kingdom on tho street, and if there is a horse heaven ho will surely find a welcome In its green pastures. liosion Post. Nculrrcl Nursrr. Tho children of .Tames Wainright at Xo. 808 Taylor street have a little chipmunk for a pet. Not long ago tho animal injured one of Its foro feet by becoming entangled In a strand of thread. Tho inflammation of the foot attracted tho attention of Mr. Waln wright, who found that the thread was wound around tho member. He cut tho thread ofT, but tho wound did not heal, and in a few days tho flesh drop ped off and left tho bones exposed. The little animal went to work then and did a most remarkablo thing. He bit oil or amputated the foot at Mhat would correspond to tho w rist joint In the course of a few days the bono still romalne I uncovered localise no provi sion had been made for a flap of tho tlesh to cover It The chipmunk then displayed n wonderful knowledge of surgery. With his noso ho turned back the fic3h and bit oil a piece of the bono above the end of. the flesh so that it projected beyond the bone. In two weeks it had healed up and looks as perfect as if a surgeon hud dono the work. Man 2ianriso J'xamltur, Tho inventive genius of America has run rank. A fellow has devised a machinn which will take down a man's words as ho talks. Another lias gone him ono better and in vented an apparatus by which a man write in his own character to a friend or business connection 100 miles away. What wo nro waiting for Is tho ma chine whl'. 4 will t.dl u wife where her husband really is when he has gone to the lodge. KansiU City Tims. Queen Victoria carried a green sun shade at the Splthead naval review. She ought to have kept her emerald decoration for her next visit to Ireland. 2ew York U'orl'f. Tin coinage of the mints durlaj July was $1,'VX). to the c .ly cc: TJIE LAI)Ii::3. L . :ty father StOeplutteiL Says an Atlantic City letter : As I j .sat to-day in one of tho many comfort- able pavilions gratuitously provided ; for visitors, looking at the thousand , different bathers I noticed a young i girl in bathing dress, with a fancy, I grayish bathing Tarn O'Shanter. i About every three and a half seconds j she would go out into deep water and ' bashfully reach down as if feeling the j bottom for shells. Her companion j was a dudish young fellow, with the promise of a light mustache. He did : not seem to comprehend the situation, ! and seemed too modest to question his girl. She, however, continued to stoop I down and apparently sound tho 1ki i torn before going further out. The young man gazed and the girl blushed. It required little penetration to dls cover that the girl was sorely perplexed. She looked down the coast, then up the coast Sho looked at tho young man, her escort, and then screwing up her courage, deliberately walked I ashore. Tho thievish breakers had robbed her of both her circular elastic j appendages and her stockings threat i cned, In consequence, to drop off. Hero was a dilemma 1 Xo one of the i bathers could supply tho missing elas I tic, and thero was no timo to dilly j dally before miles of spectators. Hut j the girl was equal to the emergency. ! As her sunburnt face took on a maiden ; blush, she quietly and modestly re j moved both stockings, held them in her hands, and then went into deep water. Her escort looked scared, but j gaid nothing. As sho came out of tho ! surf, after her bath had been complet ; od, holding in her hands the pair of j black stockings, the spectators beheld In pair of well-turnel ankles, limbs ! shapely, as white as the blooming cot ton. The next day tho lady bathed further up the coast, and wore a brand new pair of pretty elastics, while her bashful escort whs conspicuous by his j absence. While occasionally a female bather may bo seen vho discards i stockings as unnecessary and unhand some articles of apparel, the absence sensation, particularly when the bather is of a trim, neat figure. The laiury or Table Idnru. All the up-town people have their own Ideas regarding their table linen," said a well-known dealer recently to a New York reporter. Nearly all the fo:igu countries manufacture table linen, and there is somo mado in this country, but there is a marked diner ence between the Scotch-Irish, Dresden, (ierman and French grades. The difference is not only In texture, but in pattern. Tho French cloth is most fashionable. It differs from tho others in being of much lighter texture and more elaborate decoration. Almost all the cloths have largo centre-pieces. Two favorite patterns aro tho Pom pelfan ami the Pols Mtdina. The center of the llnst is tilled In with large square blocks and the border surround ing it Is of triangles. The second Is composed of medium-sized balls, rround which are twined myrtle leaves. Another mueh usd pattern is the Caprice, which has a perfectly plain center and is surrounded by large flowers. One of the most expensive patterns is tho Hirondelles. This linen is most bettutifully marked. The border is a design of rocks out of which are growing cat-tails, whllo in the center are small swallows. Tho birds are exquisitely wrought. The feathers on their wings are so truo to nature as to stand out in a fluffy mass. Tho ccst of a set of these, including a table cloth and a dozen napkins, reaches 1100. In somo Instinces ths linen is em broidered, and this Increases tho price $11 or $15. A late craze Is for cipher monograms, and nearly all the linen sent out Is embroided that way. Somo of tho larger families still stic!: to monograms, while others of tho elder stock insist upon having their coat-of-arms embroidered thereon. The best French tablecloths and napkins are nearly all woven ut sSierrc, in France. The work is done entirely by hand. The llax from 'Which tho linens are woven come mostly from the neigh Inxirhoodof Coutralln Flinders, where a line variety is raised. It Is so long and slender as to require support while growing." Slrmury nM. One of tho latest fads affected by Albany young ladies is a craze for memory" canes. Th young lady's attendant, whilom or constant, ns the case may be, Js expected to furnish tho necessary ducats for the purchase of smuo pretty but rather light and orna mental gentleman's walking-stick, something to suit tho whim of the fair one, and tho process thereafter has much in common to the one simulated by femininity to secure bangles for a bangle bracelet, after the latter is al ready lu r own. Fach of her male ac quaintances, or as many as sho cares to ask, aro requested to lay out a trilling sum for the purchase of half a yard of narrow ribbon about half an inch in width of Ids favorite shade, and these are tied In fanciful bows and pretty color combinations on different sections of the cane, and tho. whole hung on the parlor wall, producing In many in stances a very pretty effect The oh ject of the belle Is to secy no two ribbons of 1!" ir.vnory by : oil tho nam a v.. l::.j to: quick glance r.t t!;. r V.. tlcular streaMv. r a friend ; ir. : :- about He:u; the pretty .. or z::r.: ::..' j name tho -tncmory" cane. .IK :: Fashion TXotm. The. favorite reticule Is the Mr.rjucr Ito pocket The fan of seven sticks Is tl;3 fr.ncy of the moment Lovely tinted ribbons trim drc::7 morning camisoles. The frock of white plquo Is a-in in favor for little girls. There Is a tendency In Paris tov. ;r hats with low crowns. Dotted frabrlcs are as fa$lonabb r.3 plaited or barred stuffs. Tho latest shade of blue-green tako the name of wave blue. Tho neck Is dressed as high as ever In spite of the hot weather. The Norfolk is tho favorite jacket for little girls as well as llttlo boys. Hows of white Chantllly and Valen ciennes lace are worn by French wo men this summer. Mitts of silk tako precedence of gloves on all except very dressy occas fclons at the moment. Fin head dotted white muslins are revived for young girls' wear. They are worn over colored slips or whlto ones at pleasure. Some exqusit 5 camisoles or morning sacques for house wear f. re made of embroidered muslin in all over" de signs, with borders to match. As long as tho 1'rlncess of Wales is the leader of fashion on the other side of the water we will have high and close neck and throat dressing. China crape shoulder scarfs nnd small white r.-nd tinted shawls, with deep netted fringes, are the favorite piazza wraps at watering places. Tho prettiest summer bonnets and hats are of straw, trimmed with white mull, white laces, white flowers, white ostrich tips, whlto fcigrcts, and whlto birds. A fiery fancy In the way of a red frock Is of scarlet batiste, dotted with black and trimmed with black velvet bows and cascades of black lace; tho hat parasol and shoes to match. Costumes of white cloth with em broideries of white silk and silver, and costumes of silver gray cloth with steel embroidery and gray pearls, come among tho latect importations from Paris. The prettiest summer parasols nro of cream colored satine, with a white Spanish laco cover everhanging the canopy, the handles of the parasol be ing of white wood decoraled with scorched designs. Home dressing racques for the break fast table and morning hourj are of white French lawn, and come in Im proved shapes, and they are as fre quently trimmed with tucks and hems only as with lace and embroidery. For domestic wc.ir around the house are pretty dressing sacques and blouse waists of speckled, dotted, striped, and spiigged linen lawns and percales, In tended for wear with colored wool or cotton skirts. Tho collars and cuff of these garments nie scolloped nnd buttonhole attached with colored cotton red, blue, pink' or lilac, to match tho dots or lines or figures on the lawn or percale ol tho waists. Tho latest fancy In hair dressing is tho coiffure a Ja vral (Jreque, not high on the head, but drawn up in n closs coil, rolled under something liko a French twist on tho back of tlui head, brushed off tho temples and forehead, with only a fow light curly tresses fall ing from under a riviere of Jjwels or a (i reck fillet that justtoucb.es tbo top of tho forehead and describes a straight lino to tho back of tho head. Tho whole effect is very close, and no addi tional hair Is required. Xeto York Xtin, TVovrlllr in Jrwelry. The favorite flower designs are now used In belt buckles. Toilet articles of oxldizal silver In heraldic designs aro much used. A new ornament for the hair Is a large ojtldized silver ball set in an amber pin. Silver match-boxes aro ornamented with gorgeously-colored imitations of fishing flies." Xccklaces of silver beads are be coming fashionaye. They have much the ellect of peafis. A silver anchor entwined with small flowers in enamel of natural colors, is the newest idea In lace pins. Cylindrical parte bonh"tir bracelets aro orramented with atour-i?af clover in green enamel with a diamond stem. The tiger-eye Is a stono which Is mmh used In men's jewelry. An owl carved from this stono Is a favorite watch charm. The idd fashion of wearing a bunch of watch charms, Instead of a single locket or seal, on the watch chain i3 coming into favor again. Heautlful bou'juets do cor-jag, bunches of fuchsia, sprays of apple blossoms, branch" of holly and thi flke, made of Jewels, and enameb-d gold, are the ragt for evening dreu la Paris.